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PREFACE by Pier Luigi Nervi
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Abbasid Agra al-Din Almohad Almoravid Anatolia arcades arches architect axis Baghdad Bayazid Baybars bays begun brick building built Bursa Cairo Caliph Cami carved central century chahr columns complex congregational mosque Cordoba court cruciform Damascus Delhi domed chamber Dynasty east Edirne Egypt enclosure entrance exterior facade Fatimid feet flanked Friday mosque gate Gawhar Shad Ifriqiya India inscription interior Isfahan Islamic architecture Istanbul iwan Kairouan Kapu Kasr Kulliye later Madrasa Madrasa of Sultan Mahal Mamluk maqsura marble Marinids Masjid Masjid-i-Jami Mehmet mihrab mihrab aisle minaret Moghul monumental mosaic Mosque Muhammad muqarnas muqarnas vault Muslim niches octagonal original ornament Ottoman outer palace pavilion Persian piers plan Plate portal prayer hall probably qa'a qibla rebuilt riwaqs roof Safavid sahn Samarkand Samarra Sassanian Seljuk Shah Shi'ite square squinches stone structure stucco style Sultan Salih surviving Syria throne tile Timur Timurid towers TRANSOXIANA Turkish Ulugh Beg Umayyad vault